Frozen Treats You've Never Tried
Outlandish desserts that take a sweet finish to over-the-top heightsIt seems like every week, some ambitious soul comes out with the latest and greatest in luxurious food creations, from pizza topped with four varieties of caviar and truffles to a grilled cheese stuffed with fried macaroni and cheese on a doughnut bun. In the world of frozen treats, the stakes are just as high, as people come out with one outrageous dessert after another.
How over-the-top? Well, some of these concoctions are just plain bizarre. Take for example a Japanese ramen soup topped with two soft-serve ice cream cones, or a baked potato fashioned out of vanilla ice cream and cocoa.
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Then there's the overly luxurious sundae (courtesy of Serendipity 3 and Three Twins Ice Cream), the overly large variety (thanks to Cabot's Ice Cream and Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour), and optical illusion extravagances like the bite-sized confection from WD~50 that looks like a bagel but is actually a scoop of bagel-flavored ice cream.
Whether you're seeking a gilded gelato-filled treat or a towering display featuring a classic ice cream sundae, these outrageous desserts are sure to inspire.
© Maryse Chevriere The Ice Cream Baked Potato $7.95 - Cowgirl, New York City
Cowgirl in New York City makes a specialty dessert that they call the ice cream baked potato, and it looks just like it sounds. To make the spud-tastic dessert they mold vanilla ice cream into the shape of a potato, dust it with cocoa, and top it with hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped pecans, and a pat of butter made of frosting.
© Serendipity The Golden Opulence Sundae $1,000 - Serendipity 3, New York City
Serendipity 3 in New York City has one of the world's most expensive ice cream sundaes - The Golden Opulence (weighing in at a whopping $1,000). This extravagant ice cream concoction consists of Tahitian vanilla ice cream made with Madagascar vanilla beans and chunks of Chuao chocolate from Venezuela. Toppings include Amedei chocolate sauce, gold-covered almonds, 23-carat gold leaf, and sweet caviar.
© Governor's Restaurant The Federal Deficit $18.99 - Governor's Restaurant, Old Town, Maine
This behemoth dessert includes a combination of Governor's specialty ice cream creations (brownie delight, strawberry shortcake, and banana split) in addition to six regular sundaes. The mountains of ice cream, fruit, and cakes, are topped with hot fudge, caramel, peanut butter, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, marshmallow, jimmies, nuts, and whipped cream.
© Flickr/Rob Boudon Personal-Sized Ice Cream Cake $8 - Quality Meats, New York City
Quality Meats in New York City is known for its trendy meat-focused fare. However there is a certain item on their dessert menu that lands them a spot on this list. The solo-serving ice cream cakes come in five flavors: Spicy Mexican Coffee, Toasted Banana S'mores, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Grasshopper, and The Monster Mash.
© Cabot's Ice CreamThe Great Pyramid Sundae $249.99 - Cabot's Restaurant, Newton, Mass.
This sundae from Cabot's Restaurant in Newton, Mass., includes 60 pints of ice cream scooped into a mountainous pyramid formation and covered with 12 quarts of whipped cream, nuts, cherries, and other toppings. Each pyramid is served in an extra-large metal bowl with your choice of ice cream, which includes everything from apple crisp and frozen pudding to Mounds candy bar.
© Flickr/Phoosh The Vermonster $36 - Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry's Vermonster sundae is a behemoth bucket full of 20 scoops of ice cream (your choice) plus hot fudge, sliced bananas, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and all the toppings your heart desires. You'll definitely want to invite a gaggle of friends to enjoy it.
© Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort World's Most Expensive Popsicle $1,000 - Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This $1,000 popsicle is made with Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra (which sells for $1,500 a bottle), edible 24-carat gold flakes, and sugar to sweeten the tequila.
© Yelp/Megan CHot Fudge Volcano $49.99 - Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, Santa Clarita, Calif.
This sundae from Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour is meant to serve anywhere from one to 10 people, according to the menu. Thirty scoops of vanilla ice cream are topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts, and cherries and served with a fiery display.